Free Legal Forms
Our Free Legal Forms page is for people who are handling their legal problems without a lawyer. It can help you create forms to file in court. Some of the forms are interactive websites that will help you create the court forms by asking questions and using your answers to complete the forms. You can find more information about different legal topics under the Legal Resources tab. This website does not give legal advice, and it is not a substitute for having a lawyer. If you need more help, you can Hire a Lawyer or contact a legal services provider.
Free Legal Answers
￼ In August 2016, the Commission joined the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project in launching Mississippi Free Legal Answers, the state’s first-￼ever, free online legal help website, available at https://MS.freelegalanswers.org. The site is designed to assist Mississippi’s low-income citizens with their civil legal questions. Question topics can include family law matters (such as divorce, custody, child support, visitation, guardianship, emancipation, and adoption), name change, birth certificate correction, domestic violence, bankruptcy, consumer, education, employment, housing, workers compensation, wills and estate planning. The site will not deal with criminal law questions. Individuals who qualify for assistance will sign up for an account and then post a question privately to the website. Attorneys will respond to questions and users will be alerted to their responses by email.
Family and Children law
Irreconcilable Difference Divorce - Both parties want to be divorced.Instruction Sheet download.
Emancipation - Under age 21, and you want to live independently from your parents. Both parents will sign the papers. Instruction Sheet Download.
Adult Name Change - over 21 and you want to legally change your name. Instruction Sheet Download.
Petition to Establish Visitation Rights
An Advance Health Directive ("livning will") tells your doctor and family what kind of medical care you want if you cannot tell them yourself.
Civil filing fee waived
If you need to try to get your civil filing fee waived because of your low income and assets, download the "Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis" and the "Pauper's Affidavit" Rule 81 Summons
legal clinic toolkit
The Commission has developed a Legal Clinic Toolkit for local bar associations to organize a Legal Clinc
To Access it, Click Here. Contact us with questions about the toolkit by callling 601.960.9581.
Domestic abuse protection
If you are in a dangerous situation, you may contact local law enforcement by calling 911. For domestic violence resources such as shelters, you may also contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224
You can access Domestic Abuse Protection Order Forms from the Mississippi Attorney Generals Office by clicking here. This list of FAQs will provide valuable information about Domestic Abuse Protection Orders.Domestic Abuse FAQs
If you need legal assistance with matters, or help with complete forms, contact one of Mississippi's legal service providers.
Civil case filing form
When filing any new court forms with the court clerk, you will need a Cover Sheet-Civil Case Filing Form
Summonses and Subpoenas
Summons are used to provide notice to the Defendants in a lawsuit.
Rule 4 and 81 Summons Definition
Instructions for Serving Summonses Personally
Instruction for Serving Summonses by Publication